What to Expect

Sunday Service

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. sharp and call on us to connect our lives to the world around us in a spirit of love, compassion and acceptance. As one our members so eloquently put it, “I attend service each Sunday to be reminded of how I want to be in the world.” Drawing from a diverse collection of both religious and contemporary texts, our worship seeks to find spiritual nourishment in many different places. Our service is intergenerational with children leaving us part way through for Religious Education classes.

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Special Services

The First Universalist Church of Essex, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, regularly schedules guest speakers, musicians, and performers as part of our Sunday Service.

We also hold special services for the following holidays and rites of passage:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Holy/Maundy Thursday with Communion
  • Easter Sunrise Service
  • Passover Seder
  • Flower Communion Sunday
  • Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur
  • Ramadan
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas
  • New Member Ceremonies
  • Baptism and Dedications

Music

Parking

Parking is available along the street in downtown Essex as well as the public lot behind the Police Station off Martin Street/Route 22. Please do not park in the Village Restaurant lot for Sunday service or any other church event.

Coffee Hour

We hope you can join us after service for fellowship in the church hall downstairs. Enjoy coffee/tea, as well as the vast array of goodies contributed and served by our rotating volunteer members for the enjoyment of all. This is a wonderful time to get to know each other!